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Information Regarding the Stimulus Package

NSF Guidance

  • Penn investigators with research proposals that were well reviewed but not funded are strongly encouraged to get in contact with their program officers
    • NSF will not solicit new research proposals
      • >24,000 unresolved proposals currently under review
    • NSF will not supplement existing grants
  • NSF ARRA Funding Priorities
    • $2B for competitive research grants
    • $300M for major research instrumentation
    • $200M for Academic Research Infrastructure program
      • Competitively awarded lab construction grants primarily at Universities
    • $100M Education and Human Resources appropriation
      • $60 million to the Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
      • $25 million to the Math and Science Partnerships program
      • $15 million to a new Professional Masters Science Program
    • $400M for Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction
      • Construction of major research facilities with unique capabilities at the cutting edge of science

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please contact:
Josie Rook
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Vice Provost for Research


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